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Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics of Small Systems

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ISBN: 9783038970576 9783038970583 Year: Pages: 334 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-058-3 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Physics (General)
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A challenging frontier in modern statistical physics concerns systems with a small number of degrees of freedom, far from the thermodynamic limit. Beyond the general interest in the foundation of statistical mechanics, the relevance of this subject is due to the recent increase of resolution in the observation and manipulation of biological and man-made objects at micro- and nano-scales. A peculiar feature of small systems is the role played by fluctuations, which cannot be neglected and are responsible for many non-trivial behaviors. The study of fluctuations of thermodynamic quantities, such as energy or entropy, goes back to Einstein, Onsager, and Kubo; more recently, interest in this matter has grown with the establishment of new fluctuation–dissipation relations, and of so-called stochastic thermodynamics. This turning point has received a strong impulse from the study of systems that are far from the thermodynamic equilibrium, due to very long relaxation times, as in disordered systems, or due to the presence of external forcing and dissipation, as in granular or active matter. Applications of the thermodynamic and statistical mechanics of small systems range from molecular biology to micro-mechanics, including models of nano-transport, Brownian motors, and (living or artificial) self-propelled organisms.

Current Trends in Symmetric Polynomials with their Applications

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ISBN: 9783039216208 / 9783039216215 Year: Pages: 238 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-621-5 Language: eng
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Subject: Science (General) --- Mathematics
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This Special Issue presents research papers on various topics within many different branches of mathematics, applied mathematics, and mathematical physics. Each paper presents mathematical theories, methods, and their application based on current and recently developed symmetric polynomials. Also, each one aims to provide the full understanding of current research problems, theories, and applications on the chosen topics and includes the most recent advances made in the area of symmetric functions and polynomials.

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Fubini polynomials --- w-torsion Fubini polynomials --- fermionic p-adic integrals --- symmetric identities --- Chebyshev polynomials --- sums of finite products --- hypergeometric function --- Fubini polynomials --- Euler numbers --- symmetric identities --- elementary method --- computational formula --- two variable q-Berstein polynomial --- two variable q-Berstein operator --- q-Euler number --- q-Euler polynomial --- Fubini polynomials --- Euler numbers --- congruence --- elementary method --- q-Bernoulli numbers --- q-Bernoulli polynomials --- two variable q-Bernstein polynomials --- two variable q-Bernstein operators --- p-adic integral on ?p --- the degenerate gamma function --- the modified degenerate gamma function --- the degenerate Laplace transform --- the modified degenerate Laplace transform --- Fibonacci --- Lucas --- linear form in logarithms --- continued fraction --- reduction method --- sums of finite products of Chebyshev polynomials of the third and fourth kinds --- Hermite --- generalized Laguerre --- Legendre --- Gegenbauer --- Jacobi --- third-order character --- classical Gauss sums --- rational polynomials --- analytic method --- recursive formula --- fermionic p-adic q-integral on ?p --- q-Euler polynomials --- q-Changhee polynomials --- symmetry group --- Apostol-type Frobenius–Euler polynomials --- three-variable Hermite polynomials --- symmetric identities --- explicit relations --- operational connection --- q-Volkenborn integral on ?p --- Bernoulli numbers and polynomials --- generalized Bernoulli polynomials and numbers of arbitrary complex order --- generalized Bernoulli polynomials and numbers attached to a Dirichlet character ? --- Changhee polynomials --- Changhee polynomials of type two --- fermionic p-adic integral on ?p --- Chebyshev polynomials of the first, second, third, and fourth kinds --- sums of finite products --- representation --- catalan numbers --- elementary and combinatorial methods --- recursive sequence --- convolution sums --- well-posedness --- stability --- acoustic wave equation --- perfectly matched layer --- Fibonacci polynomials --- Lucas polynomials --- trivariate Fibonacci polynomials --- trivariate Lucas polynomials --- generating functions --- central incomplete Bell polynomials --- central complete Bell polynomials --- central complete Bell numbers --- Legendre polynomials --- Laguerre polynomials --- generalized Laguerre polynomials --- Gegenbauer polynomials --- hypergeometric functions 1F1 and 2F1 --- Euler polynomials --- Bernoulli polynomials --- elementary method --- identity --- congruence --- new sequence --- Catalan numbers --- elementary and combinatorial methods --- congruence --- conjecture --- fluctuation theorem --- thermodynamics of information --- stochastic thermodynamics --- mutual information --- non-equilibrium free energy --- entropy production

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